Diploma of Business Management

The Diploma of Business Management has been designed to provide students with foundational knowledge and skills of business practices. The course will equip students with the knowledge and skills to prepare for entry into the workforce or pathway for further study at the Bachelor level for those students that do not meet the admission requirements.

The Diploma of Business Management is built in the Bachelor of Business and has been designed as an exit qualification after completion of Level 100 units. It equips students with the skills needed for paraprofessional roles in the business industry and further study at the Bachelor level for those students that do not meet the admission requirements.

Embark on a career path filled with endless possibilities, becoming a master entrepreneur and innovator, grounded in ethical responsibility and sustainable practices. Join us to build not just a career, but a robust network of professionals and like-minded individuals through collaborative learning experiences.

Offshore Students: 

Offshore students can receive 20% off total tuition fees if they enrol for 2024 intake dates.

Onshore Students:

Onshore students can receive 30% off total tuition fees if they enrol for 2024 intake dates. 

*High achiever scholarships available contact us for further information

Career Opportunities for Graduates

Total 8 Units (24 credit points)

Level Core Elective Units Total Units
100 6 2 8

Career Pathways

Academic Excellence

Networking Opportunities

Student Support

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

The Diploma of Business Management consists of 6 core, and 2 elective units where students have flexibility in elective choice to build on core areas or broaden studies in digital marketing and entrepreneurship specialisations. The Diploma of Business Management has been designed to provide a foundation in discipline areas relevant to business graduates.

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

Learning Outcome 1: Identify relevant knowledge, techniques, and frameworks in business contexts.
Learning Outcome 2: Apply relevant business principles and concepts to a variety of situations.
Learning Outcome 3: Interpret the current business environment using a range of information sources.
Learning Outcome 4: Communicate with a variety of stakeholders to transfer knowledge and skills required to solve clearly defined business problems.
Learning Outcome 5: Demonstrate business knowledge and skills required to complete defined projects independently and in teams.
Learning Outcome 6: Apply technical and theoretical proficiencies to operate ethically and sustainably in business environments.
Learning Outcome 7: Outline reflective techniques to develop skills in individual and group tasks.


Applicants with Recent Secondary Education (within the last 2 years)
Applicants for admission into IGI undergraduate courses must meet the following requirements:
• Year 12 in Australia with a minimum ATAR score of 60; or
• Recognised overseas qualification equivalent to Year 12 or above International Academic entry requirements

Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) study
• Australian Certificate IV (AQF 4) or higher

Applicants with Higher Education study (bridging or enabling course)
• Recognised Foundation Studies course
Applicants with Work and Life Experience (Mature Age Applicants)
Applicants who are aged 21 years of age or over, who have finished secondary education more than two years ago, and who have had little or no tertiary study experience must demonstrate through appropriate work and life experience that they can undertake study at the required level. Evidence must be provided to demonstrate a reasonable prospect of success through:
• Appropriate, relevant work experience and/or
• Formal, informal, or non-formal study, completed or partially completed and/or
• Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) percentile rank or equivalent

Approved Articulation Agreements
Applicants may be granted direct entry through an approved articulation agreement. These articulation agreements provide pathways between a completed qualification from an external institute into a qualification at IGI. The Articulation Agreement may identify specific credit into an IGI award or may establish admission only. The Academic Board approves Articulation Agreements, and IGI will regularly report to the Academic Board on the progression of such students. If students entering IGI via an Articulation Agreement are not progressing as expected even after the implementation of intervention strategies, the Articulation Agreement will be reviewed and, in some cases, may be cancelled.

English Requirements
Approved English Test Score
• IELTS Academic: Overall 6.0, with no band less than 5.5; or
• PTE: Overall 50, with no band less than 42; or
• Cambridge English C1 Advanced: Overall 169, with no band less than 162.

IGI reserves the right to waive the English Language requirement if the prospective student meets the following criteria:
• One of the following qualifications completed within the last two years:
o Successful completion of AQF Level 4 or higher at an Australian RTO or Higher Education provider
o Successful completion of one-year Higher Education study in Australia
o Successful completion of a Foundation Studies program in Australia
• Senior secondary study undertaken in English from the following countries: American Samoa, Botswana, Canada (excluding Quebec), Fiji, Ghana, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States of America, Zambia, Zimbabwe
• Malaysia Secondary School qualifications SPM1119 Grade C in English; STMP grade C in English Literature; UEC grade B5 in English
• Successful completion of an English for Academic Purpose course that satisfies the English requirements before commencing the degree at IGI. The English for Academic Purposes course must be undertaken at one of IGI’s approved ELICOS providers.

IGI reserves the right to ask a student to provide an English language test result

Level 100
Unit codeUnit nameUnit typePre/Co-requisitesCredit points
FIN101Fundamentals of Financial LiteracyCore 3
BUS101Introduction to ManagementCore 3
MKT101Introduction to MarketingCore 3
STA101Data Driven Decision MakingCore 3
BUS102Service Design and OperationsCore 3
ECO101Economics for ManagersCore 3
 Elective Level 100Elective 3
 Elective Level 100Elective 3
List of Electives
Level 100
Unit codeUnit namePre/Co-requisitesCredit points
MKT102Consumer BehaviourCo-req MKT1013
DMKT101Digital Marketing: An Introduction 3
DMKT102Digital Toolkit 3
DMKT103Writing Digital Marketing Contents 3
ENT101Foundations of Entrepreneurship 3
ENT102Venture Ideation and Validation 3
ENT103Design Thinking and Lean StartUp Methodologies 3

Assessment methods

Assessment is an information gathering process with the aim of improving, evaluating, and understanding students’ learning to determine how well performance matches the expectations and learning outcomes of the unit.

Assessment tasks that make up a component of the total score for a subject have clear marking criteria highlighting the learning objectives, outcomes, and expectations to achieve a particular grade. Specified subject learning outcomes are assessed through a combination of:
• individual and group tasks; and
• formative and summative tasks.

Formative assessment is the gathering of data on student learning during an instructional or classroom encounter. It helps to identify concepts or skills that students are not learning well, and to take steps to improve student learning while the course is still in progress. Examples include:
• presentations.
• participation in group assignments or in class learning activities.
• simulations.

Summative assessment is the gathering of data on student learning at the conclusion of a unit as a basis for judging student knowledge and skills.
Examples include:
• case studies.
• literature reviews.
• reports or essay writing.
• quizzes.
• reflective journals (when completed at the end of a unit)
• assignments (when completed at the end of a unit.


Trimester 1

Trimester 2

Trimester 3


8 February

23 May

 5 September


12 February

27 May

9 September


1 March

14 June

27 September



23 August

6 December


13 May – 26 May

26 August – 5 September

9 December- 2 February



30 August

13 December

IGI is committed to ensuring that our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to be highly successful in their endeavours. 

Embark on a rewarding career journey where the opportunities are as limitless as your ambition.